Securing Your Roof This Winter: Here’s How

The roof is the most important component of your home. Therefore, you need to protect from the harsh Minnesota winters. If you want to find out how to care for your roof this winter, then here’s a quick guide to show you how.

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Painting: The Most Affordable Home Renovation with the Greatest Payoff

Of all the home remodeling projects that you could undertake, painting may be your best option yet. Painting your home can transform the flow, size, and aesthetic of your home. Get started on your painting project by learning why painting is the best way to update your home on a budget!

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4 Room Remodels That Truly Make a Difference

Starting a home renovation is a big step and can be an exciting time. Knowing which room remodels make the biggest difference in your home can be a good place to start when making the decision to get moving on your renovation. Below are our top four spots in the home to start your home renovations.

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Yes, You Should Build Your Deck This Fall Season

It seems counterintuitive to hire an Intelligent Design contractor to build a wood deck in the fall. After all, you may not be able to spend much time on it. But there are advantages to having your deck professionally installed during the Autumn season. We list some of these advantages below.

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How Important is Your Roof's Insulation?

Your roof’s health is important. Unfortunately, homeowners don’t give their roofs enough attention. If you wait for problems to arise, you’ll face higher energy bills, infestations, leaks and even mold growth. A healthy roof is a cost-effective roof. It’s also a protective roof. A roof replacement or repair is one of the best investments you can make. Your home’s insulation, in particular, is vital to its overall effectiveness. If you're wondering how a roof's insulation plays a part, don't worry. We’re here to break it down for you.

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How Does Siding Affect Energy Efficiency?

A home’s energy efficiency is determined by a number of factors. Typically, the more insulation a household has—the better. Today’s homeowners are concerned about energy efficiency, and they should be. Depending on a home’s siding, the bill can rise of fall.

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These Five Signs Point to Roof Repair

It pays off to know when you need repairs. Don’t wait: If you think your roof is breaking down, hire a contractor immediately. The Intelligent Design group is here to help, and we’re ready to restore weak areas, replace entire roofing sections and revitalize your home. If you’re running across the five bad signs below, you might need to contact a representative today. Stay safe, and watch out for these roof repair signs.

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The 5 Roof Leak Prevention Tips You Need

Roof leaks might take time to develop, but they’re often discovered when it’s too late. A leaky roof is damaging to a home, and it can cost a lot to repair. Rather than wait until the roof leaks, take some time to focus on prevention. Preventing roof leaks isn’t hard, and it gets easier the more you’re on top of it.

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Ask Your Contractor These Questions Before Your Roofing Job

Behind every great roofing job is an intuitive, highly skilled worker. Your home deserves the best maintenance, and your roof deserves a lot of attention. At Intelligent Design, we believe every customer should stay informed, stay up to date and stay proactive about their upcoming roofing contract.

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What is the Best Attic Insulation?

To protect your home from the outside elements, contractors add insulation throughout top, bottom, and sides of the structure. Insulation provides a solid barrier that keeps out drafts and humidity or moisture. Attics require insulation so that there is a buffer between the sun’s heat and the inhabitable areas of the home’s interior.

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